NASA Astronauts Launch from America in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

From NASA May 30, 2020 RELEASE 20-057 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The…

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Science takes time, even in a lab moving 17,500 miles per hour

From NASA March 13, 2020 The International Space Station, a microgravity laboratory orbiting Earth at 17,500 miles per hour, has hosted a variety of scientific research for nearly 20 years. Some of that research continues for months and even years. A prime example is the ongoing Fluid Shifts investigation. When astronauts began spending months at…

Venus at Sunrise From the Space Station

From NASA image of the day. June 7, 2019 Venus at Sunrise From the Space Station From the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch (@AstroChristina) snapped and posted this image of the planet Venus at sunrise. The blue glow of Earth’s atmosphere shimmers as the station orbits our planet. Image Credit: NASA Last Updated:…

A Space Selfie….Spelfie:Nick Hague Completes First Spacewalk

NASA astronaut Nick Hague completed the first spacewalk of his career on Friday, March 22, 2019. He and fellow astronaut Anne McClain worked on a set of battery upgrades, on the International Space Station’s starboard truss. In a Facebook post, he wrote: “Big thank you to the ground team down in Mission Control at NASA’s…

System to rid space station of astronaut exhalations inspires Earth-based CO2 removal

From people who get grants, but may be thermodynamically challenged.~ctm November 13, 2018 by Anthony King, From Horizon Magazine When astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) exhale carbon dioxide (CO2), it’s removed from the air and pumped into space. Could an Earth-based version help remove greenhouse gas emissions from our atmosphere? In order to…